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Install & Configure Ekusheyr Shadhinota With Windows 2000 Professional/Server

If you are using Windows 2000 Professional/Server then proceed with the steps. If you are not using 2000, please go back to OS selection page and select the operating system you are using.

Note: Only Administrators can install this in your computer or you must have administrative privilege to install this Keyboard Input System. We recommend you to log on as Administrator and install the software.

Update your Uniscribe engine first. Find detail about Uniscribe Engine from here. (You cannot update the engine later, so if you ignore updating the engine now and proceed with the next steps, then you'll not get proper support for Unicode Bangla)

Download Indic Language Installer from Here. Run the downloaded Enable_Language.exe file.

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A windows like this will appear. Click on Enable button to start installing Indic language support. Windows will ask you for Windows Installer CD, put that in your CD/DVD drive and continue.

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When language installation will be finished, another window will ask you to restart Windows. We recommend you to restart windows at this point by clicking on the Restart button and proceed with the next steps.

We believe you already have downloaded a layout of your choice you want to type with, from Ekusheyr Shadhinota Keyboard Manager. Extract the Keyboard manager installer ZIP and run setup.exe file.

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After that, click Close with your mouse & exit setup. Ekusheyr Shadhinota keyboard manager is now installed on your system.

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Open Keyboard settings in Control Panel

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Go to Input Locales tab and click Add.

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Now in the Add Input language window select Sanskrit from the Input Language drop down menu and from Keyboard Layout/IME drop down menu, select Bangla - (__)* & Click OK. Click OK on the Input Locales tab. Now Ekusheyr Shadhinota typing system is ready for use on your computer.


You'll see a icon EN (or whatever the default language is in your computer operating system) in the System Tray (beside the system clock).


Open an application where you want to type Bangla and press Left Alt + Left Shift together on your keyboard to switch to Bangla layout. The icon will change to SA. After finish typing Bangla press Left Alt + Left Shift together to switch back to English. Now type and Enjoy Bangla in Windows.

*the layout you choose for typing with. As we are offering many layouts, you have to choose your layout before download and install. For any assistance please contact us by filling up this form.